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The NeuroMuscular System: From Earth to Space Life Science

Neuromuscular Cell Signalling in Disuse and Exercise

Authors: Blottner, Dieter, Salanova, Michele

  • ​Provides an overview on structure and function of the NeuroMuscular system
  • Discusses in detail the mechanisms of subcellular communication over neuromuscular junctions
  • Methods to counteract loss of neuromuscular activity in space and during the ageing process are discussed
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The book provides fundamental new insights in the structure and function of the healthy  NeuroMuscular system. Recent findings suggest that the musculoskeletal system that supports movement control on Earth is controlled by unique principles of structural, biochemical and molecular characteristics. Mechanical loading by working against normal gravity helps to support principal structures in bone, muscle and associated subcellular scaffold components. Disuse or immobilization of the body in bed rest on Earth or in microgravity in Space result in considerable loss of bone, muscle and force with downregulation of neuromuscular activity resulting in impaired performance control. The goal is to develop exercise prescriptions to maintain postural control in normal life, aging and rehabilitation on Earth as well as for an adequate human performance management in Space.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dieter Blottner is Professor in Anatomy at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Charité Mitte (CCM), CC02, Vegetative Anatomy, and Head of the Research Group “Neuromuscular System” at the Berlin Center of Space Medicine (ZWMB, www.charite-in-space.de), Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany. dieter.blottner@charite.de

Dr. Michele Salanova (Ph.D.) is Associate Research Scientist in the Group “Neuromuscular System” at the Berlin Center of Space Medicine (ZWMB, , www.charite-in-space.de), Vegetative Anatomy (CCO2), Charité - Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany. Is principal investigator (PI) and co-principal investigator (CO-PI) of several NASA and ESA selected projects. michele.salanova@charite.de

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • General Introduction

    Blottner, Dieter (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Skeletal Muscle

    Blottner, Dieter (et al.)

    Pages 9-62

  • Neuromuscular System

    Blottner, Dieter (et al.)

    Pages 63-87

  • Physical Countermeasure in Space: Efforts in Vain?

    Blottner, Dieter (et al.)

    Pages 89-92

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12298-4
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12297-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The NeuroMuscular System: From Earth to Space Life Science
Book Subtitle
Neuromuscular Cell Signalling in Disuse and Exercise
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Space Life Sciences
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12298-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12298-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-12297-7
Series ISSN
2196-5560
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 92
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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